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What to Do if You’re Deferred from Michigan in 2024

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on January 22nd, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

If you just received disappointing news from the University of Michigan, you’re not alone. Every year, thousands of Early Action applicants receive news of their deferral to the Regular Decision round. Luckily, there are some steps you can take to increase your chances of admission in this next round.  1) Remind Yourself: There is More […]

High School Honors Science, Math and Engineering Program (HSHSP) Application Essay Guide 2024

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on January 22nd, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

High School Honors Science, Math and Engineering Program (HSHSP) 2024 Application Essay Prompt Breakdowns Requirements: 2 essays of 400-600 words Deadline: March 1, 2024 Fee: $4,000 (this cost covers room, board, and some instructional costs) Before submitting your online application please be sure you have completed the following information:    A personal essay of 400-600 […]

Berkeley Business Academy for Youth (BBAY) Application Essay Prompt Guide

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on January 21st, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

CEA’s Guide to Berkeley Business Academy for Youth (BBAY) 2024 Application Essays The Berkeley Business Academy for Youth (BBAY) is a two-week program that provides students interested in a career in business the opportunity to learn more about entrepreneurship, leadership, critical thinking, presenting, and more.  Deadline: March 17, 2024 at 5pm PT Requirements: 1 essay […]

College Essay Advisors: Why Hiring an Advisor Is Worth It Every Time

Topic: Uncategorized  |  Posted on January 8th, 2024  |  Written by CEA HQ

The college application process is incredibly intimidating—between knowing where to apply, when to apply, which tests to take, whether to submit scores, and how to write memorable essays worthy of admission. Many parents and students wonder whether hiring a College Essay Advisor is worth it, and we’re here to tell you it definitely is. College […]

The Early Action and Early Decision Acceptance Rates for the Class of 2028

Topic: Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on December 19th, 2023  |  Written by CEA HQ

To absolutely no one’s surprise, this was a very competitive year for college applications. With each passing year more applicants pen Early Action and Early Decision love letters to their dream schools. In response, top schools have carried on with their tradition of accepting a very small percentage of these eager applicant pools (but still […]

Three Reasons to Write Your Regular Decision Application Essays Immediately

Topic: advice  |  Posted on November 8th, 2023  |  Written by CEA HQ

Every year, we work with students who pour their blood, sweat, and tears (okay, maybe not blood) into their Early Action and Early Decision application essays and, once November 1 rolls around, they are ready for a well-deserved break. We could not be more on board! But that well-deserved break should last one week only […]

How to Find the Best College Essay Advising Services

Topic: Admissions, advice  |  Posted on October 2nd, 2023  |  Written by CEA HQ

Perhaps the most complex and time-consuming element of college applications is the essay-writing process, which now often includes personal statements, additional information essays, diversity statements, mountains of supplements, and other fun surprises. As a result, many parents and students are increasingly seeking the help of college essay tutors to help them organize, strategize, and execute […]

The Single-Choice/Restrictive Early Action Loophole You Need to Know About

Topic: College Admissions, Tips, Uncategorized  |  Posted on September 27th, 2023  |  Written by CEA HQ

So many students think that applying Single-Choice Early Action or Restrictive Early Action is basically the same as applying Early Decision—and they could not be more wrong!! Of course, you should always double check with your top-choice school’s website regarding their policies, since some schools like to do their own thing; but overall, Single-Choice and […]

Six Medical School Secondary Essays You Can Start Writing Right Now! (And which ones you should wait on!)

Topic: Postgrad, Uncategorized  |  Posted on June 15th, 2023  |  Written by CEA HQ

Introduction Each year, we work with a select number of medical school applicants to help them draft strong, distinct personal statements and descriptions for the Work and Activity sections within their AMCAS applications, which are due at the end of May.  They inevitably ask us, in the days after submitting, “This is when we get […]

How to Answer the “Who in Your Life is Depending on You?” Supplemental Essay Question

Topic: College Admissions, Uncategorized  |  Posted on October 17th, 2022  |  Written by CEA HQ

If you’re applying to competitive colleges, chances are you’ve seen the following prompt once or twice in your travels across the Common App: Who in your life is depending on you? What are they depending on you for?  Several colleges and universities adopted this supplemental essay prompt within the past few years as a part […]

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